by mefck, Mon Feb 25, 2008 at 02:55:03 PM EST
I am new to this web site.
Since i have joined, I have been struck by the "progressives", "liberals" or "democrats" who have said they would vote for John McCain over Barack Obama if Obama was the democratic nominee.
To be honest, I am quite shocked about that reaction.
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I am shocked that a democrat would support someone who has vowed to continue our presence in Iraq for an indefinite period of time while more and more American soldiers are needlessly killed. I ask you-Would you rather see more of our sons, daughters, mothers and fathers killed in Iraq rather than Obama as President?
I am shocked that a democrat would support someone who has vowed to appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court bent on overturning Roe v. Wade. Two of the Court's most liberal members (Justices Stevens and Ginsburg) and reliable votes to preserving Roe are likely to retire this next term. I ask you-Would you rather see Roe overturned than Obama as President?
I am shocked that a democrat would support someone who has voted and will seek to extend Bush's tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans. I ask you-Would you rather see Bush's tax cuts extended or some sanity brought back to the budget and have Obama as our next President?
I am shocked that a democrat would support someone who has a 15% rating by the Americans for Democratic Action whereas Obama was given the label as most liberal senator.
I know that there are some very passionate Hillary supporters on here, just as there are passionate Obama supports. But, our passion and our beliefs that one campaign has been unfair to the others should nto stop us at our goal:
No matter who is selected - Obama or Clinton - by the Democratic party, we should support them and save our country from a continuation of Bush's policies. I am not a huge Hillary fan, but if she is the nominee, I will support her ad vote for her. It is too important to abandon our party now. American lives are at stake.
I would be interested in the comments of any democrats who are Hillary supporters who would vote for McCain over Obama in the fall and why. Whether these ideals, which base you base your party affiliation and how you live your life are worth abandoning and why.
Thanks for reading.